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Why Is My Hair Falling Out Every Time I Run My Fingers Through It
Depends: There could be a few reasons, some benign such as after the birth of a baby and others could be from a systemic problem such as thyroid disease. It is best to see your physician for an exam and possible bloodwork.
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Is it true that stress can cause hair loss? Not in patches...I mean like running your fingers thru your your hair and about 30 strands falling out.
What's the sand like pieces I find on my scalp when running my fingers through? Hard oil? I have hair loss. Is it related?
You probably: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Why is my hair falling out in such large amounts? I can run my hands through it and hair just fall out. And I'm not on meds or anything!
Thyroid check: Have your thyroid checked and if its normal, consult a good beautician for advice and recommendations about your hair texture and best treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Hair falling out in strands, I only rub my fingers through m hair and it will come out. Or wen I'm in shower it cz out, in morning on m pillow, itchy?
See a dermatologist: You need an exam to identify the type of hair loss and begin treatment accordingly.
My hair has been falling out about 4 months now when I run my fingers through it, what can cause that, and how can I stop it?
Many things: Medical condition, medications side effect, vitamine deficiency.See 1 more doctor answer
My hair has been falling out for about 6 months now when I run my fingers through it a considerable amount comes out. What can cause this!?
Many things: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause.See 2 more doctor answers
My hair falls off a lot, well when I run my fingers through it or when I brush it I get this hair ball what can it be?
Problem or not: One is constantly losing hair under normal condition of combing or brushing. If you are concerned consult your doctor to see if you have a condition that can cause the problem.
My hair comes out in big clumps when I shower/brush my hair and even a lot of times when I'm just running my fingers through. Why?
Hair loss: Hair loss or alopecia can be caused by a variety of causes, ranging from hormonal disruption, malnutrition, inflammatory problems and infections. A lot can be learned from a good history and physical. I would go to your doctor and get checked out.
Staph infection or fungus for months I had a lesion on top of my head where I fell & hit the blacktop. It did not get better but near the 1st of dec it started running and hair falling out in large chunks. I also started having an ear infection. With no I
Have it evaluated.: Hair falling out in large chunks is not normal... Have it evaluated.See 1 more doctor answer
My hair comes out a lot if im in the shower I will run my fingers through it and it easily come out is this harmful or a medical condition?
Need evaluation: See a Dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I like to run my fingers through my hair and put any loose strands in my mouth. What is that about?
Nervousness?: You might not need to be too concerned but if this behavior continues you should seek professional help. A chronic pulling hair out and eating it called trichiphagy can lead to serious problems. Consult with your physician for steps to take.See 1 more doctor answer
Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When I run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel
Have to be there!: Lumps on the scalp are often sabaceous cysts: they grow from blocked glands that produce oil or sweat. They are problematic when they bother the person -or when they become infected. These can be removed by a doctor. Soft lumps may be lipomas: fatty growths. I would encourage you not to squeeze or otherwise try to remove these on your own, though. Have your wife's doctor evaluate her. Lgromkomd.
She told me that for the past week she has been running her fingers through her hair and a bundle of hair would fall out. (she's only 15 and she's very worried)?
Pressure on scalp when I run fingers through hair about an inch or two away from temple. Sometimes slightly painful?
Temporal pain on pre: For how long you have this symptoms? A month a week, a year? . Has the severity of the pain increased or has reached a plateau? Are you taking any medication? Does it help? You may have a neuralgia, tension migraine, sinus headaches, temporal arteritis. All have different management. Try Cymbalta (duloxetine) 20 mg day am, and Aleve 2 tabs day call back in 3-4 days
Y is my hair falling out very little by little every time I brush or pick up my hair. All day jus pieces of pieces of hair fall out...not stressed so?
I think I have hair fall because every time I shampoo my hair and/or brush it, I see hair falling. What could this be? Is it that serious already?
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist.
I got motor oil in my hair from running my hands through it. Could this cause a reaction and occur in hair loss?
Motor oil: Running your hands through your hair is not smart but not too bad. As soon as you have finished your day's work you must strip down and have a shower to get rid of the oil in you hair and get your hands clean.
Every time I run my hand through my hair abnormally larger amounts than normal come out into my hand and a big chunk just came out too. What do I do?
- Talk to a doctor online
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